The Global South is often ignored in Cold War histories focused on the East-West binary. Not so in Łukasz Stanek’s fascinating Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East (Princeton University Press, 2020), which puts the bipolar model to test by analyzing the overlapping and competing narratives of ideology, decolonization, modernity, cultural identity, economics and political power in the triangular relations between the East, the West and the developing countries.
Wende curator Joes Segal will have Stanek my guest in the next Cold War Spaces interview this coming Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 12, 12 p.m. PST: Łukasz Stanek – Spaces of Global Socialism: Worldmaking Architecture
RSVP link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016183321738/WN_NRhY9Dd-TqCXT2Pt3N_c-A
Programs for the coming weeks:
Wednesday, May 19, 12 p.m. PST: Art-Past-Present interview with Cirque-du-Soleil performer, dance researcher and dance activist Tara Pandeya, co-hosted by Farrah Karapetian
Wednesday, May 26, 12 p.m. PST: Cold War Spaces interview with Sudha Rajagopalan – Domestic Spaces: Soviet Objects and Geopolitical Imagination in India and Cuba